File Cabinet Lite 4+

File manager for the menu bar

App Tyrant Corp

    • 4.4 • 11 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



File Cabinet Lite is the lite version of File Cabinet Pro, the file manager for the macOS menu bar. With File Cabinet Lite you can view files directly from the menu bar. File Cabinet Lite is also a document-based application that ships with a built-in text editor, image viewer, pdf viewer, and media player.

After downloading File Cabinet Lite, you will be able to use all features available in File Cabinet Pro without limitation for 30 days. After 30 days has passed, you can use the app in "Viewer Mode." You can get all pro features for an unlimited period of time via a single In-App Purchase.

***Pro Features In-App Purchase***
Open, move, rename, compress, tag, trash, copy and paste files, all from the menu bar. You can open many file types natively within the app or open files by launching other applications. It's easy to click into directories in icon view, drill through directories in list view, or navigate the file tree in column view.

***Pro Features List***
∙Create subdirectories.
∙Click into subdirectories and open documents.
∙Open directories in new tabs.
∙Tag files easily. Select files in the app, right click, and then simply add or remove file tags from the control in the context menu.
∙Show selected files in Finder.
∙Rename files.
∙Copy and paste files.
∙Compress files.
∙Trash files.
∙View items as icons, in a list, or in columns.
∙Launch the application at login. You can have the app automatically launch when you login to your Mac (optional feature, disabled by default).
∙Create a list of all your favorite directories in the sidebar.
∙Create and edit txt, rtf, and rtfd files using the built in lightweight text editor.
∙Create audio recordings.
∙Rotate images, crop images, and apply filters to images using the built in lightweight image editor.
∙Watch video and play audio files using the built in media player.
∙View pdf files using the built in pdf viewer.
∙Revert document versions for supported editable document types.
∙Set a Global Hotkey for showing and closing the app's window (optional feature, disabled by default).
∙Preview selected files in Quicklook by pressing the spacebar.
∙Share files in apps that support Sharing extensions like Mail and Messages.
∙Create text documents from Finder using File Cabinet Lite's Document Creator Finder Extension (Note: To use this feature, you have to enable the Finder extension in System Preferences under the "Extensions" tab).
∙Verify the SHA256, SHA1, or MD5 checksum of files using the "View Checksum in File Cabinet Lite" Service.
∙Save .webarchive files in File Cabinet Lit via the "Save Web Archive in File Cabinet Lite" Service.
∙Save website shortcuts (.webloc files) in File Cabinet Lite via the "Save Web Location in File Cabinet Lite" Service.
∙Save emails as RTF files directly in File Cabinet Lite from the Mail app via the "Save Email Contents in File Cabinet Lite" Service.
∙Save screenshots directly to File Cabinet Pro via the "Take screenshot to File Cabinet Lite" Service.

File Cabinet Lite supported document editors and viewer include:

-Plain text files (txt)
-Rich Text Format (rtf)
-Rich Text Format Directory (rtfd)
-Markdown (md)
-Portable Document Format (pdf)

-Portable Network Graphics (png)
-Joint Photographic Experts Group (jpeg)
-Tagged Image File Format (tiff, tif)
-Bitmap image file (bmp)
-Photoshop File Format (psd) Import only
-Scalable Vector Graphics (svg) Import only


So what are you waiting for? Get File Cabinet Lite now!

What’s New

Version 8.5.2

-Renamed the "Preferences" window to "Settings."
-Performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Verdulo ,

Good but a few issues

I like this utility. It puts Finder windows (and navigation) in the menubar and offers a great alternative to the standard way of doing things. There are some problems though. The biggest one so far is search. If I search a folder it only finds contents in the parent folder I’m viewing and not the sub-folders inside it. This is a real deal-breaker for me. What’s the point of searching just the parent folder?

Another very annoying issue is how the preference pane resizes. As you click the preference options the window resizes from the bottom and not the top as is standard in all Mac apps. This is a silly and meaningless deviation from the standard Apple Interface Guidelines and the only purpose it serves is to make the app stand-out in a negative way.

Another huge problem is the price. The developer wants $30 for a simple utiltiy which is essentially a finder window in the menubar. I know a lot of good thinking and work went into making the app but if this were priced at $4.99 instead this could be an App Store front page item, now it’s just an overpriced utility that few people will buy. That’s too bad since it is very well done in most other ways.

Developer Response ,

Hi Verdulo! The Settings window now resizes from the top instead of the bottom. Thanks a lot for your feedback!

Dunndus ,

Does not open

Presumably, I downloaded the program to see if I should buy the pro version, but, when I press open, Nothing happens. It also does not show in downloads folder

Developer Response ,

Sorry you are having problems. File Cabinet Lite is a menu bar app so when you launch it you will see its icon appear in the menu bar instead of the dock like standard apps. For customer support please reach out here:

The Silent Hitman ,

File Cabinet

I love it. Best App you could ask for

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